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" How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look, how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines... "
The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ... - Page 50
by William Shakespeare - 1851 - 345 pages
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Shakespeare: Hans-Dieter Gelfert

Hans-Dieter Gelfert - Dramatists, English - 2000 - 127 pages
...Tritt, zB in den folgenden Versen aus dem Kaufmann von Venedig, die Lorenzo zu Jessica spricht: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still choiring to the young-eyed cherubins....
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After the Heavenly Tune: English Poetry and the Aspiration to Song

Marc Berley - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 418 pages
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The Renaissance in Europe: A Reader

Keith Whitlock - History - 2000 - 374 pages
...our ears,' go with the perception of a gracious universe such as Portia's mercy speech invoked: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold. There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500-1600

Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 339 pages
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Scenes from Shakespeare

Harry Levin - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 157 pages
...heralded the coming of Bassanio. There is a brief interlude of anticipation, filled by Lorenzo: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...our ears. Soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. (54-57) What stays visible, upward not earthward, is seen in configurations...
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The Spirit of Utopia

Philosophy - 2000 - 298 pages
...idea of a spirit world, so uncanny in itself. So Shakespeare has a character in the South say: "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! / Here...our ears: soft stillness and the night / Become the touches of sweet harmony."34 Yet it remains black magic, music does, and still profoundly near to the...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, John M. Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 pages
...that to dislike music is to be untrustworthy, and, indeed, to be out of touch with the divine: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...our ears. Soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. . . . There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion...
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English Composition and Rhetoric

Alexander Bain - English language - 2000 - 319 pages
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All Through the Night: Prayers and Readings from Dusk Till Dawn

Michael Counsell - Religion - 2001 - 200 pages
...God as misers do in gold, and kings in sceptres, you will never enjoy the world. Thomas Traherne HOW sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...with patines of bright gold. There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still choiring to the young-eyed cherubims;...
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Rivington Street: a novel

Andrea Olmstead, Meredith Tax - Fiction - 2001 - 431 pages
...begun to work on his canvas again. She resumed her pose by the window, almost whispering the lines: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...with patines of bright gold; There's not the smallest orb which thou beholds't But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-ey'd cherubins;...
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